Grade 9

Ninth grade is a year of powerful shared experiences. The year begins with a three-day class trip to Cape Cod. Through biking, hiking and other outdoor activities, the students engage in team-building and push their personal limits, building confidence they take into their 9th grade year.

Back at school, they begin their high school studies with a humanities course focused on cultures and conflict; an English course that delves into contemporary literature and writing; a field-based biology course; advanced study of modern language and Latin; continuation of  Caribbean  steel pans; and sophisticated techniques in arts. In the winter, 9th graders prepare and perform a class play in which every student has a role on stage or behind the scenes, and in the spring they host the annual Poetry cabaret. At the heart of the 9th grade year is the opportunity to travel overseas either to China or a Spanish speaking country. 

The sixth grade Festival of the World caps a yearlong study of global cultures, religions and geography. Each student studies a different country, creating a range of informational and artistic projects, including a model of a famous landmark.

Meet Barry Fulton

Barry Fulton
Head of Middle School Barrington "Barry" Fulton Jr. is a dynamic educator who has spent nearly two decades as an independent school teacher and leader. Barry has passion for working with middle school students and a personal warmth that fosters trust and partnership with students, parents and faculty.

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